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Peter Ahn, MD

Peter Ahn, MD

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Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Radiation Oncology

Contact information
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
2 West, 34th & Civic Center Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
B.A. (Biochemical Sciences)
Harvard College, 1998.
M.D. (Medicine)
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 2003.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Head and Neck Cancer, HPV, skin cancer, melanoma

Description of Research Expertise

radiotherapy treatment fields, proton beam radiation, quality of life, photodynamic therapy

Selected Publications

Ahn PH, Mitra N, Alonso-Basanta M, Adappa ND, Palmer JN, O’Malley Jr. BW, Rassekh CH, Chalian A, Cohen RB, Lin A: Nodal Metastasis and Elective Nodal Level Treatment in Sinonasal Small Cell and Sinonasal Undifferentiated Carcinoma: A Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results Analysis. British Journal of Radiology 2016 Notes: accepted 10/26/15.

Wang P, Yin L, Song G, Ahn PH, Lin A, Gee J, Dolney D, Solberg TD, Maughan R, McDonough J, Teo BK: Quantitative Assessment of Anatomical Change Using a Virtual Proton Depth Radiograph (PDR). Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics 2016.

Thomson D, Teo BK, Ong A, Ang KW, Kirk M, Ahn PH, Liptrot T, Solberg T, Slevin N, Lin A. : The impact of anatomic change on pencil beam scanning in the treatment of oropharynx cancer. International Journal of Particle Therapy 2015.

J. Nicholas Lukens, Peter H. Ahn, Alexander Lin, Harry Quon: Pathological factors predicting the risk of distant failure for HPV+ Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma (OPSCC). American Society for Radiation Oncology 2015 Notes: oral presentation.

Surbhi Grover; Samuel Swisher-McClure; Nandita Mitra; Jiaqi Li ; Roger B Cohen; Peter H Ahn; John N Lukens; Ara A Chalian; Gregory S Weinstein; Bert W O'Malley, Jr; Alexander Lin: Total Laryngectomy Versus Larynx Preservation for T4a Larynx Cancer: Patterns of Care and Survival Outcomes. International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics 2015 Notes: manuscript accepted.

Ahn PH, Sharma S, Zhou O, Thompson R, Lukens JN, Lin A: A Prospective Quality of Life Cohort of Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell (OPSCC) Patients treated with Volumetric Modulated Radiation Therapy (VMAT) versus Proton Pencil Beam Scanning (PBS). American Society for Radiation Oncology 2015 Notes: oral presentation.

Gallagher-Colombo SM, Quon H, Malloy KM, Ahn PH, Cengel KA, Simone CB 2nd, Chalian AA, O'Malley BW, Weinstein GS, Zhu TC, Putt ME, Finlay JC, Busch TM. : Measuring the Physiologic Properties of Oral Lesions Receiving Fractionated Photodynamic Therapy. Photochemistry and Photobiology 2015.

Sharma S, Zhou O, Thompson R, Lukens JN, Lin A, Ahn PH: A prospective comparative study of patient reported xerostomia and dysgeusia in oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) treated with Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT) or Proton Pencil Beam Scanning (PBS). American Society for Radiation Oncology 2015 Notes: oral presentation.

Ahn PH, Weinstein GS, Ojerholm E, Lin A, Levin W, Desai A: Head and neck cancer with metastatic spread to the breast. American Journal of Medicine 2015 Notes: tentatively scheduled for 6/15 publication.

Ahn PH, Lukens JN, Teo BK, Kirk M, Lin A. : Proton beam radiation for head and neck cancer. Cancer Journal 20(6): 421-6, November 2014.

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Last updated: 11/18/2015
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